TV tonight: coronation day for an empress who’s ahead of her time

The Great

10pm, Channel 4

It’s coronation day – time for Catherine (Elle Fanning) to declare herself The Great (“It is just calling things what they are”). Peter (Nicholas Hoult) is invited to the ceremony and we start to see glimmers of a “nicer” side to him. But can he – the most awful man ever to breathe – really find redemption this season? While he remains under house arrest, Catherine gets to work with implementing her new ideas as empress, but she proves to be too far ahead of her time. Hollie Richardson

Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport

9pm, ITV

Given the recent much-publicised baggage chaos at London’s main airport, it’s no surprise that ITV’s peek behind the scenes is proving a hit. Tonight sees Heathrow’s grass-cutting team come into their own. Meanwhile, the emergency services leap into action, with police tackling a special airport operation and a customer taking a dramatic tumble down an escalator. Danielle De Wolfe

George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations

9pm, Channel 4

This week’s renegade renovators: Stuart and Theresa, a retirement-ready couple, with 40 years of experience working in the building trade. Converting a cavernous village hall into their new dream home should be a doddle, right? But finishing in time for son Jamie’s wedding is proving a challenge. Ellen E Jones

New Amsterdam

9pm, Sky Witness

Inspired by a real-life doctor’s time at the oldest public hospital in the US, this medical drama returns for a fourth season. In the opener, medical director Max Goodwin surrenders to his long-simmering feelings for a colleague. Meanwhile, a new doctor arrives at New Amsterdam with proposals for some controversial changes. HR

The South Bank Show

10pm, Sky Arts

With Birmingham Royal Ballet currently receiving rave reviews for its production of Don Quixote, Melvyn Bragg talks to its director, Carlos Acosta, who has enthralled audiences for more than 30 years with his astonishing athleticism. Here’s his story: from a childhood in Cuba to becoming the English National Ballet’s youngest ever principal. Ali Catterall

My Life Is Murder

10pm, Alibi

The second season of the crime show set in Australia and New Zealand kicks off with another tricky case for Alexa Crowe (Lucy Lawless), who shares equal billing with the stunning scenery. When a man out jogging in Auckland Harbour is shot at point-blank range, the suspect seems obvious. But that would be too straightforward, so the intrepid Crowe springs into action. Hannah Verdier

Live sport

Cricket: The Hundred: Southern Brave v Welsh Fire 6.30pm, BBC Two. The opening match of the men’s competition, at Ageas Bowl in Southampton.